Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the wild idea of doing the Robin Hood legend in Chicago’s wildest era–with songs yet!
The rat pack re-crafts the Robin Hood legend in this story of rival gangs set in the roaring ’20s, where Marian–despite her blue-blood upbringing–has the conniving heart of a moll and Robbo the Hood can’t help but do good and be admired in spite of his best efforts to be a gangster.
More About Sammy Davis Jr. (courtesy of Biography.com):
By 1960, Davis was a star in his own right. But he was also a member of the legendary Rat Pack, comprised of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, the hard-partying superstars of the Las Vegas and Los Angeles nightclub scenes. Davis appeared with members of the pack in the films “Ocean’s 11” (1960), “Sergeants 3” (1962) and “Robin and the 7 Hoods” (1964). Davis was also a featured player in films outside of the pack, including “A Man Called Adam” (1966), having the titular role opposite Louis Armstrong. And he was unforgettable in Bob Fosse’s “Sweet Charity” (1969, with Shirley MacLaine), in which Davis appeared as the charismatic, singing and strutting guru Big Daddy.